Trump rips Democrats for contempt vote: 'Republicans will remember'

Trump rips Democrats for contempt vote: 'Republicans will remember'
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says 'Failing New York Times' should be held 'fully accountable' over Russia report Trump says 'Failing New York Times' should be held 'fully accountable' over Russia report Trump tweets ICE will begin removing 'millions' of undocumented migrants MORE in early morning tweets on Thursday criticized Democrats for playing the "seldom used 'Contempt' card" on Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrForeign interference is a threat to the 2020 elections — presidential interference is, too Foreign interference is a threat to the 2020 elections — presidential interference is, too America's crisis of compassion is a Constitutional crisis, too MORE and Commerce Secretary Wilbur RossWilbur Louis RossCompanies line up to weigh in on proposed 0B China tariffs during hearings Companies line up to weigh in on proposed 0B China tariffs during hearings Trump 'perfectly happy' to slap more tariffs on China if no deal is made: Commerce secretary MORE.

"Unrelated to Russia, Russia, Russia (although the Radical Left doesn’t use the name Russia anymore since the issuance of the Mueller Report), House Committee now plays the seldom used 'Contempt' card on our great A.G. & Sec. of Commerce — this time on the Census," he said, adding that Democrats are playing a "much tougher game than the Republicans did when they had the House Majority."

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"Republicans will remember!" he added.

Trump in a subsequent tweet said Democrats are getting "NO work done on Drug Pricing, Infrastructure & many other things."

The House Oversight and Reform Committee late Wednesday voted largely along party lines to hold Barr and Ross in contempt for failing to comply with congressional subpoenas for documents tied to the Trump administration's addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

The high-stakes vote took place just hours after the Justice and Commerce departments announced that Trump had asserted executive privilege over the subpoenaed documents.

The vote, which came one day after the House voted to empower committee chairmen with more legal authority to enforce their subpoenas, further escalated the battle between the Trump administration and House Democrats investigating the president.

House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsHouse Democrats question DHS over using facial recognition tech on US citizens House Democrats question DHS over using facial recognition tech on US citizens Democrats lash out at Trump's bombshell remarks MORE (D-Md.) told reporters after the vote that it was "one of the more sadder days" of his career in Congress.